ROCK SPRINGS, WYO. – Some rodeos are like a personal playground for cowboys.
That’s definitely the case for Josh Peek at the RAM Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo.
The Pueblo, Colo., cowboy won the tie-down roping average title for the second year in a row and his third time overall at the RMSCFR Oct. 25.
Peek won his latest tie-down roping average with a 30.6-second time on three head.
“It is just a blessing, it really is,” Peek said moments after leaving the Sweetwater Events Complex. “It feels great and it’s a feeling I don’t even know how to explain. The competition is always tough and to be able to have a good Finals is just great.”
Peek’s tie-down roping accomplishments are only part of the story. He has now won seven all-around titles at the RMSCFR and his record fourth in a row. What’s more, he has now won five all-around year-end titles and he added year-end titles again in steer wrestling and tie-down roping.
With his latest performance this weekend, Peek also became the eighth cowboy to win a circuit Triple Crown more than once, a group that includes Mike Beers, Dee Pickett and Tee Woolman. Peek won his first circuit Triple Crown in 2009.
“That’s pretty awesome,” Peek said about his Triple Crown accomplishments. “To be categorized among those greats is something no words can explain. It is just a blessing to be in that position and it is pretty dang cool. The NFR does overshadow the Circuit Finals quite often, but there’s still a great competition level at the Circuit Finals, so it always great to be able to show up and be successful.”
Peek left the RMSCFR with a combined $6,710 paycheck from tie-down roping and steer wrestling.
With his year-end RMSCFR titles in tie-down roping and steer wrestling, Peek qualified for his fourth RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo appearance – this time on March 25-28 at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Fla.
“A big goal our family set months and months ago was to get to Florida,” Peek said. “My brother Jon wanted to win his circuit – the Badlands Circuit – in tie-down roping and he did and I had the goal of winning my circuit and my wife and kids all want to go to Disney World. Plus, my mom and dad and friends are all coming, and it’s going to be a great time.”
Apart from Peek, the only other repeat champion at the RMSCFR was bareback rider Seth Hardwick. Hardwick won this year with 243 points on three head.
Other winners at the $107,143 rodeo were steer wrestler Aaron Vosler (13.7 seconds on three head), team ropers Garrett Tonozzi and Jared Bilby (18.2 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Cody Martin, (232 points on three head), barrel racer C.J. Vondette (47.65 seconds on three runs), and bull rider Jacob Smith (231 points on three head).
Courtesy of PRCA